Restored – Isle of North Uist, Scotland

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This is really just to show you that not all the cottages are ruins on the Outer Hebrides, in this case a ‘Blackhouse’  has been restored on the Isle of North Uist.  It would have not have been painted when built and the roof would have been thatched, animals living in one end and the fireplace in the centre of the cottage, with the smoke come out of a hole in the roof.  Then later some became ‘Whitehouses’, painted white and chimneys built at each end of the building.  This cottage has been converted to modern day living, we saw quite a few which have been saved, maybe not as modern as this one……but I do like my creature comforts, so this would do me nicely 🙂

May 2014

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